A Review of Fuji’s X-trans CMOS II Sensor and X-mount LensesGear Talk
David Kingham is a landscape photographer with years of experience and a known track record of going great lengths to capture spectacular landscapes. He is constantly searching for the ideal camera and lens combo to facilitate longer travel with more energy when he arrives. Find out how Fuji’s new mirror-less line of cameras and interchangeable X-mount lenses tested for his needs.
Gear Spotlight: Is the 24-70mm f/4 IS Canon’s Best General-Purpose Zoom?Gear Talk
The 24-70mm zoom range is one of the most popular zoom ranges on any camera, and most manufacturers have at least one lens in that category. Canon’s 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom was getting fairly long in the tooth, and its replacement, the Mark II, has garnered widespread praise and accolades from users and reviewers alike.
Lost in all of that was Canon’s 24-70mm f/4L IS zoom, which was released a few months after the f/2.8 version. This odd lens, which is, ostensibly, the replacement for Canon’s similarly long in the tooth 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, came as something of a disappointment. Why, people wondered, did Canon kill the additional 35mm of zoom range from this lens, and why would anyone opt for this lens over the sharper and faster f/2.8 Mark II?
Well, I’ve been using this lens for the last few weeks as I work up a series of video articles for you folks, and I’m starting to think that this dark horse of a lens is a hidden gem.
Op-Ed: My Time With the Fuji X100sGear Talk
It’s been a while since I first got my hands on the Fuji X100s, and in that time, I’ve carried this little thing with me just about everywhere I go (including on my honeymoon). I’ve also gotten a few questions about it that range from my general opinion of the Fuji cameras, to what settings I shoot with.
In this Op-Ed, I’ll answer a few of those questions and also put down some of my thoughts about why this camera has turned out to be the sensation that it has. It’s not a full review – for that you’ll have to head over to the one I wrote for Chase Jarvis’ website.
First, the questions….
The Switch – Moving from Canon to Nikon, Part VGear Talk
This is the conclusion of a 5-part series on an experimental switch from Canon to Nikon.
Previously, in the Switch series:
I guess the big question on everyone’s mind is, “Did you switch or not?” Well, read on, gentle reader.
The Leica Diary, Part III – FocusGear Talk
Those are the two key words you need to know about focusing with a Leica. If you’ve used a rangefinder before, you already know this; if you haven’t, then read on.
Leica cameras don’t focus like the DSLRs, ILC (Interchangeable Lens Compacts like the Olympus E-P2), or point-and-shoot digitals that we’re all used to. For one, Leica lenses are all manual-focus lenses. For another, unlike most other digital cameras today, you’re not focusing through the lens (TTL). You’re actually using a separate viewfinder to do the framing and focusing for you. (more…)
Tip of the week: Choosing a photo bagTips & Tricks
Welcome to a recurring feature on The Blog @ BorrowLenses.com. Every Thursday, we will post a photography-related tip here. These tips are typically inspired by questions we get from our customers. Sometimes we might feature a technique tip, sometimes a gear recommendation. If there’s something specific you’d like to see in this section, let us know. Email us at [email protected]
This week’s tip (or, more accurately, collection of tips): Choosing a bag to lug your gear around in. (more…)
The Epic beginsBL News Gear Talk
We’ve been waiting for this moment for some time now.Ever since BorrowLenses.com stepped into the video arena, adding cameras like the Panasonic AG-AF100, the Sony EX3, NEX-VG10, and, of course, the wide range of Canon HDSLRs, people have been asking, “Where’s the RED?”